Telematics and vehicle tracking specialists, Ctrack, will exhibit their wares at the 2018 Festival of Motoring (FOM), which takes place from 31 August to 2 September, at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Johannesburg.

The 2018 Festival of Motoring is set to provide a plethora of interactive motoring entertainment that will include additional lifestyle, education and family-friendly activities this year.

Ctrack’s FOM stand will also be home to a futuristic Sasol Solar Challenge (SSC) vehicle during South Africa’s largest three-day, OEM-supported motoring event.

The solar-powered car on the Ctrack stand is similar to the cars that will compete in the 2018 SSC, a biennial competition in which teams from across the world design and build solar-powered vehicles and then drive them across South Africa.

The 2018 SSC, which takes place from 22 to 30 September 2018, is a live testing laboratory for new technologies. It will once again showcase highly innovative vehicles that are built with hand-woven solar panels, sophisticated weather monitoring systems and 3D-printed parts.

As a proud SSC partner, Ctrack is providing telematic units to monitor the progress of both the local and international competitors during the 2018 SSC. Involvement in the competition is a perfect match for Ctrack due to the global connection and the leading-edge use of several automotive technologies.

Ctrack R&D Director, Jaco le Roux, elaborates. “Ctrack has a proud heritage by leading technology developments, software capabilities as well as integration with third party systems to provide leading edge services to fleet managers and trucking fleets in security, operational and efficiency planning. This track record is vindicated by the SSC’s request to partner with these pioneering participants of the Solar Challenge.

While the full gamut of Ctrack products will be on display on the company’s FOM stand, additional focus will be on its brand new SMB product, Ctrack Drive. Ctrack Drive is an affordable, feature-rich Software as a Service (SaaS) solution ideal for SMME’s and companies with fleets of 30 vehicles or less.

Introduced earlier this year, the unique mobile solution is perfectly-suited to companies whose vehicles are not their core business and who do not employ dedicated fleet managers, says Hein Jordt, Managing Director of Ctrack.

Furthermore, the Ctrack team will be on hand to engage visitors to stand A7, on the Upper Galleria space above the main pitlane area.